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The CIA is paying AT&T more than $10 million per year to gain limited access to the company's vast database of phone records, according to a report published Thursday in The New York Times. The report, which cites anonymous government officials ...
CNN Money · ByCharles Riley · 11/8/2013
But it now appears that the CIA — which, to be clear, is not a domestic law enforcement agency — may have been giving AT&T as much as $10 million a year in exchange for its customer records, according to the New York Times. Is this legal? To sort that ...
Washington Post · 11/8/2013
AT&T retains the data, but it performs searches against its databases for specific phone numbers upon request from the CIA, the Times' Charlie Savage reports, citing unnamed government officials. AT&T's international call database includes not only the ...
Ars Technica · BySean Gallagher · 11/7/2013
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In most cases, both parties in the call are foreign, but in some instances one end may be in the U.S. In the latter instance, AT&T "masks" parts of the domestic party's phone number and protects the person's identity because it is illegal for the CIA to ...
Mashable · 11/7/2013
According to the New York Times, the information is used in overseas counterterrorism efforts. The CIA gives AT&T phone numbers of suspected terrorists. The phone company searches its database and provides call records that could help identify others ...
The Blaze · ByLiz Klimas · 11/7/2013
Nope, just your standard sketchy CIA arrangements with a telecommunications company — AT&T to be exact. Turns out the spy agency’s reportedly been paying AT&T over $US10 million a year to spy on phone calls. The CIA simply gives AT&T a list of …
Gizmodo Australia · 11/8/2013
The CIA is paying AT&T more than $10 million each year for the phone records of Americans who make calls overseas. According to the New York Times, the agreement is the result of a voluntary contract, not government subpoenas or one of those 2-year ...
Gothamist · 11/8/2013
NEW YORK— The CIA is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to provide phone records for overseas counter-terrorism investigations, the New York Times reported, quoting government officials. The No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider is cooperating …
Voice of America · 11/7/2013
AT&T is paid $10 million annually by the CIA to share call data, reports The Times. Such deals are likely to complicate a Vodafone acquisition. AT&T is paid more than $10 million a year to help the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with its "overseas ...
eWeek · ByMichelle Maisto · 11/7/2013
AT&T is on the receiving end of a $10 million payout each year from the CIA in exchange for providing phone records to help with overseas counterterrorism investigations. It’s a program that the wireless provider voluntarily agrees to meaning there’s ...
TechSpot · ByShawn Knight · 11/7/2013